I started this blog, because I was sick of the Tory bashing, grit loving msm. Some opf my friends point out that I am preaching to the converted. That is true to a large extent. However the biased msm doe actually read our blogs and perhaps it gives them something to think about.
This authour thinks the internet just hardens opinion. I make no claim to be neutral, while the msm pretends it is. how is this any different than picking your newspaper. There are more conservative and less conservative papers. I actually read both. I think many od us do to see what our enemies are up to. I think this authour's point is not completely true. People tend to read waht they are comfortable wirh, wheter newspaper or internet. At least online communities are honest about their biases.
That was 30 years ago. Nowadays, there’s a new way to feel comfortable with our prejudices. We just go online, where communities reinforce what they already believe. Online, we can live quite happily without knowing a thing about anyone else’s point of view except the essential fact that whatever it is, it’s wrong.
Anyone concerned about the diversity of thought and values should worry about this hardening trend. And it’s ironic, because the social web offers unlimited opportunities to know at least something about the ideas and beliefs of others. Certainly, many people take advantage of that every day.